This is a simple but striking 1930s vintage Czech necklace featuring “pools of light” Czech glass beads in ten different colours: three different greens, three shades of blue, pale pink, grape, orange and yellow.
The beads have slight variations in size and shape, characteristic of old Czech beads, and a lovely luminosity.
They are randomly strung with absolutely no order to the colours (also typical of vintage Czech jewellery) and many of the pinks have ended up at the front. (If desired, the necklace could be re-strung to make more of the colours, though it is pretty as it is.)
The beads are 0.25″ (0.7 cm) in diameter. The necklace is slightly longer than collar length, measuring 17″ (43.5 cm) end to end, and closes with a simple brass or brass-coloured bolt-ring clasp.
There are some slight “original flaws” in the beads, due to their hand-made nature, not damage. About six of the beads have small nibbles noticeable only on close inspection. There are virtually no other signs of wear – the surfaces are nice and glossy. The clasp is in good working order and the stringing seems secure. Overall, this necklace is in very good vintage condition.